Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s?

Choosing the best of the worst

If you had to choose between the two of them, which would you pick?


I was asked, “When you are a ripe old age, what would you prefer to get, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s?”

I answered, “Definitely Parkinson’s - better to spill half my wine than to forget where I put the bottle.”


If you learn to listen for clues as to how I feel instead of what I say, you will be able to understand me much better. - Mara Botonis

I have Dementia
My responses may be slow.
Take your time and wait for me,
It means more than you can know - Unknown

Dementia care isn't easy. Caring for a person living with Alzheimer's or a related dementia is difficult. In fact, caring is one of the most difficult undertakings that anyone could ever imagine. - Bob deMarco

The first principle of love for persons with cognitive disability is to reveal to them their value by providing attention, concern and tenderness. Any experienced carer knows that the person with dementia, however advanced, will usually respond better to someone whose affect is affirming in tone. - Stephen Post

Those with dementia are still people and they still have stories and they still have character and they're all individuals and they're all unique. And they just need to be interacted with on a human level. - Carey Mulligan

The dementia patient is not giving you a hard time. The dementia patient is having a hard time. - Kerry Kleinbergen

Please promise me. If and when the day comes that I may forget who you are, please promise that you won't forget that I am still me. - Mara Botonis

We'd show an Alzheimer's survivor her, if there were one. - Alzheimer's Association ad

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